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All are invited to attend the upcoming BINF 704 Colloquium where Dr. 
Christopher Bradburne will present the topic "Next- and Third- 
Generation Genome Sequencing Technologies, and the race for a Clinical 
Diagnostic Genome"

Tuesday April 3,  4:30-6:00 p.m., Bull Run Hall #252 Prince William campus

Dr. Bradburne is a 2006 Mason graduate and currently works as a Senior 
Professional Scientist at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics 
Laboratory.**  He has worked on several diverse  projects including:

.    USAF Patient-Centered Precision Care Program (Genomic Medicine). 
Working to collect and implement personal, genomic information into 
personalized medicine, using SNP-genotyping chips within an 
IRB-approved, clinical setting of USAF personnel and their dependants. 
This study is the first of its kind in the military, with the intent to 
collect whole genome sequence when feasible and utilize for 
preventative, personalized medicine.

.   Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Geospatial Information 
Awareness for Infectious Diseases. Large, multiagency project to 
implement a clinical infectious disease surveillance program in 
countries with minimal or no infrastructure. Focus on maximizing a 
cost-infrastructure for efficient use of resources, but still evaluate 
and provide capability up to whole genome sequencing, and providing 
reporting capability to a syndromic surveillance network. Worked with US 
AFRICOM as the ultimate customer for OCONUS implementation.

.   Synchronous Coefficient of Drag Analysis (SCODA) for 
extra-terrestrial sample preparation and detection of DNA. Funded 
jointly by the Research and Exploratory Development Department (REDD), 
and the Civilian Space Department (SD) at APL. Project to perform proof 
of principle for development of SCODA instrument for an autonomous, Mars 
rover application. If suitable, this technology will enable autonomous 
DNA collection, purification, and detection on Mars, as well as for any 
terrestrial application.

.    Contributions to systems biology technologies, biosensor, CBRNE 
detection/defeat, and biodefense-related projects. Also working to 
develop next generation sequencing (NGS) and systems biology projects 
for application in fields such as environmental metagenomics and 
astrobiology.


*Questions: Dr. Jeffrey Solka, BINF 704 instructor, [log in to unmask]
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